Francesco Girardi is Senior Director of Bluefield Partners LLP. Francesco is responsible for the company investment activities in Europe. He also leads specialist solar PV engineering, asset management and operations and maintenance teams whose current responsibilities range from design reviews, EPC and O&M contract negotiation to full scope asset management and operation and maintenance services including overseeing contractors during all stages of construction, commissioning, testing acceptance and operation of the solar PV assets owned by Bluefield managed funds which account for 750+MWp to date across 100+ plants. He has been involved in more than £800m transaction of solar assets.
Francesco is a seasoned executive and has worked in solar industry since 2005 gaining professional experience in multinational companies operating in the Renewable Energy Sources sector where he assumed increasing responsibilities roles. He has proven experience and track record in start-up activities of NewCos operating in renewables, mainly photovoltaic.
Prior to joining Bluefield, Francesco has worked in REC Group as Country Manager for the solar photovoltaic construction business, REC Systems Italy, where he was responsible for contracting and constructing over 70 MWp installed capacity comprising 26 ground and roof top sites and 24 plants in operation and maintenance as well as asset management. Francesco has also been a former Babcock & Brown Program Manager managing a pipeline of 170 MWp projects developed in Greece and 300+ MWp in Italy.
Francesco has served as Managing Director of REC Systems Italy and of a number of Italy based solar energy asset companies. He also served as Board Director for one Greek based solar energy assets holding company.
Francesco holds a MEng in Electronics Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari.